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July Too Far Away?

Quimby's Signage

“Quimby’s” by Shawn Econo

2011 has been a great year for zines. The year was filled with zinesters all over the world working on the Revenge of Print 2011, more about and 21 participants successfully completed the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing by sending in their completed zines, not to mention the many others that completed their zines for local challenges and events.

I already have a feeling 2012 will be just as great. Quimby’s in Chicago is already planning their First 24 Hour Zine Challenge for January 14th through January 15th. July is such a long time away so this is a great opportunity to ring in the new year with some other creative individuals and work on your first zine of 2012.

If you are a zine library, bookstore, distro, etc. and would like to start planning a 2012 24HZT event in your town, please keep in touch! I am more than happy to help in any way possible. Buy lamisil.

We Have A Winner!

We have a winner! The wonderful pin design featured on our 2011 Participant Pin was created by Katie of Hen House Distro! Katie is extremely active in her town’s zine culture, resuscitation and successfully hosted an event in her apartment in Birmingham for the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing Challenge! She was gracious enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for us about her involvement in zines, sick how to create a zine culture in your hometown, hygiene and more! You can read the interview and see pictures of zines completed during the event below the cut.

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Have you ever organized a 24 Hour Zine Thing event?

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(‘zine workshop’ by hellojenuine.)

Each year, tons of 24HZT events are hosted all over the world by brave zine-loving individuals, encouraging others to gather together to create a zine within 24 hours. Some events are small gatherings with friends, while others are used as fundraisers for other great zine events. How do they do it?

I have set up a discussion forum on the Facebook page so that we can start to build a resource for those looking to host a 24 Hour Zine Thing event. If you have ever hosted, or organized a 24 Hour Zine Thing event, share your stories and tips on what made that event happen! If you have ever attended a 24HZT event, what was your favorite part? What made that event successful, or not so successful? Head on over there and start posting!

While you’re on the Facebook page, take a second to answer the “Question” on the Wall!

Two more events announced!

Congratulations to all of you for surviving the first week of the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing! A few participants have already posted on the Facebook page about their finished zines, anaemia and I’m sure there are more of you out there sitting on finished zines! Please feel free to post pictures, thumb ask questions, information pills spread advice and help each other out!

Two events have been confirmed this week!

24 Hour Zine Thing at The Olympia Timberland Library with Gumar and His Magical Midi Band!
7/29/2011, 1:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia WA map
Phone: 360-352-0595
Email: zines@trl.org

Your 24HZT challenge: to make a 24-page zine from conception to completion in 24 hours straight. Drop in to the library’s meeting room between 1 and 7 p.m. to use the library’s resources and work with zinester volunteers to create your zine. Supplies provided include recycled magazines, glue sticks, long armed staplers, typewriters, paper, and of course a copy machine. All are welcome to read at the Zinester Open Mike at 7 p.m., to be followed by an epic dance party with Gumar and His Magical Midi Band. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring materials to use or share.

Samizdat Zine Library Opening and 24 Hour Zine Challenge Event!
When? Saturday, July 16th, 2011 7pm-10pm
Where? The Archive on Cherokee Street STL, 3215 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118 map

Samizdat will begin something of a residency at The Archive during the Cherokee Street Stroll

Please stop by for a number of incentives:
-poetry/zine readings (beginning at 8)
-crafts&art for show&sale
-become a member of the library and get to take zines home with you
-see a really cool banner
-be part of the CHEROKEE COLLABORATIVE ZINE we will be producing
-(potentially) see some awesome (maybe) musical performances
-kombucha cocktails&snacks !
-sign up for the national 24 HOUR ZINE CHALLENGE
-more (possibly)

if you want to participate in anyway (show yer art, play yer tunes, read yer words, bring food, etc.) contact:

Samizdat Zine Library Blog
Samizdat Zine Library Facebook Event Page

And if you are in the Richmond, Virginia area this weekend, don’t forget to stop by The Wingnut for the 24 Hour Zine Challenge event sponsored by the Richmond Zine Fest!

Richmond Zine Fest 24 Hour Zine Challenge
When: Friday, July 8th at 6 PM – Saturday, July 9th at 6 PM
Where: The Wingnut, 2005 Barton Ave. / Richmond, VA. 23222 / USA map

If you attend any of the events, be sure to take pictures and post them to the Facebook page!

Turning 24 Hour Zine Thing into an event

I’m a youth services librarian in a public library, prostate and I’m going to host a 24 Hour Zine Thing. We’ll be meeting at the library at 4 p.m. Most of these kids haven’t heard of a zine, let alone made one before, so we’ll talk about what a zine is, look at some examples, and get down to business: the library provides paper, glue sticks, markers, pens, collage fodder, and some background music. The kids can work on their zines, asking questions and getting advice as they get started. Then, the kids go home.

The next day, we’ll meet at 3 p.m. The kids will bring their in-process (and h0pefully close to done) zine, and we’ll finish up and make copies to trade.

It’ll be a good way to introduce zines to my community, provide an activity for these summer-vacation-crazy kids, and maybe even get some local zines in our collection.